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Christopher Halsne IR Professorial Lecturer School of Communication

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SOC - School of Communication
McKinley - 311
Additional Positions at AU
Director of MA in Journalism and Digital Storytelling (JRDS)
Investigative Reporting Workshop editor/contributor
SOC term faculty chair
BS Journalism
University of Kansas

Favorite Spot on Campus
IRW office
Book Currently Reading
A Gentleman in Moscow
An expert in public records acquisition and Freedom of Information Act requests. 

AU’s first Investigative Broadcaster in Residence, Chris Halsne has been on television for 30+ years. He’s managed special-projects units in Seattle, Denver, and Oklahoma City. He’s been awarded the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi award for investigative reporting, multiple National Press Club awards,  and a national Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting. One of the top animal-rights reporters in the country, Halsne has been honored with four Genesis awards from the Humane Society of the United States for his undercover exposés. A documentary filmmaker (The Hit & 100 Miles to 40), fiction author (To Suffer is Human), and podcast creator (Interview with Evil), he takes a multi-media approach to every investigative news idea. Halsne is married to an accomplished ultra-runner who sells virtual-reality surgical teaching simulators. They have two adult daughters.
See Also
Investigative Story Archive
Interview with Evil podcast series
The Hit, an investigative documentary
For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.


Summer 2022

  • COMM-624 Boot Camp for Journalists

  • COMM-624 Boot Camp for Journalists

Fall 2022

  • COMM-305 Digital Skills

  • COMM-305 Digital Skills

  • COMM-621 Community News Reporting

Spring 2023

  • COMM-720 Capstone Seminar in Journalism